Giulia (Claudia Shear) is an industrial-grade butt-face, fair and square. Maybe that's why the art restoration wunderkind finds herself working in isolation out of her garage. But a once-in-several-lifetimes chance—namely, cleaning up the likes of Michelangelo's David, the famed statue of the pipsqueak who popped Goliath—sets Giulia's personal inventory in motion, with profound changes the result. Restoration, a current La Jolla Playhouse piece, features some pretty good acting at the hands of director Christopher Ashley. It's just that writer Shear's thin text strays so often that we lose track of Dave as the central figure. The show runs through July 19 at the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. $30-$65. 858-550-1010, www.lajollaplayhouse.org.
Macbeth: A schizoid Scottish couple is mad as hell at King Duncan, and they're not gonna take it anymore. Produced by Intrepid Shakespeare Company, it's in previews now and opens July 10 at Compass Theatre, 3704 Sixth Ave. in Hillcrest. $10-$20. 619-688-9210, www.compasstheatre.com.
Noises Off: Everything snowballs out of control as a theater company tries to cast, rehearse and perform a new play. In previews, it opens July 11 at Cygnet Theatre Company's Old Town venue, 4040 Twiggs St. in Old Town. $38-$42. 619-337-1525, www.cygnettheatre.com.
Twist: Charles Dickens' classic character never looked so good, especially in those becoming little leathers. In previews July 9, it opens July 11 at Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. in University Heights. $31-$35. 619-220-0097, www.diversionary.org.
Cyrano de Bergerac: Cyrano, his huge nose notwithstanding, wins Roxane's heart through a visit from fate. Through Sept. 27 at The Old Globe's Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. $29-$56. 619-23-GLOBE, www.oldglobe.org.
* Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Hedwig settles in Junction City, Kan., after her band's second banana hits the big-time. Through July 12 (early closure due to the lead actor nabbing a role in a national touring show) at Cygnet Theatre Company's Rolando venue, 6663 El Cajon Blvd. in the College Area. $24. 619-337-1525, www.cygnettheatre.com.Twelfth Night: A secret love and some false bravado make Malvolio's life suck, but it all works out. Through Sept. 27 at The Old Globe's Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. $29-$56. 619-23-GLOBE, www.oldglobe.org.
The Fantasticks: Two kids realize they're in love, but only after they experience the world and make an informed decision. Produced by Lamb's Players Theatre, it runs through July 26 at the Ione and Paul Harter Stage, 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado. $22-$58. 619-437-0600, www.lambsplayers.org.